Looksmax I'm about to start my IPL "permanent" facial hair removal tomorrow

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First I will undergo a trial done on a 3x3 cm area of skin to determine the effectiveness of the laser.

I'm optimistic, since IPL supposedly works best for people with light skin and dark hair follicles (as it works by the hair's melanin absorbing the laser's light and heating up) and I happen to be naturally pale with dark brown facial hair.:
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Results vary from people to people, but generally speaking aroung 6-8 treatments is enough to make the hair gone or reduce it by a great margin. I'll be doing both my cheeks, jaw and the front of my neck:
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Will see how it goes. I'm looking forward to ditch shaving and the skin irritation coming from it. This will be part of my eternal early 20s looksmaxing plan, in which I'll attempt to keep my current look with angular clean shaven jawline for as long as possible in the years to come.
 
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First I will undergo a trial done on a 3x3 cm area of skin to determine the effectiveness of the laser.

I'm optimistic, since IPL supposedly works best for people with light skin and dark hair follicles (as it works by the hair's melanin absorbing the laser's light and heating up) and I happen to be naturally pale with dark brown facial hair.:
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Results vary from people to people, but generally speaking aroung 6-8 treatments is enough to make the hair gone or reduce it by a great margin. I'll be doing both my cheeks, jaw and the front of my neck:
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HAVYnPP7nAz0Fphfs82rwUl1HGBsgjOHivAHyv72.png


Will see how it goes. I'm looking forward to ditch shaving and the skin irritation coming from it. This will be part of my eternal early 20s looksmaxing plan, in which I'll attempt to keep my current look with angular clean shaven jawline for as long as possible in the years to come.
Please update! I'm also legit thinking of doing this since I prefer a prettyboy look yet I have insane beard genetics...
 
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Please update! I'm also legit thinking of doing this since I prefer a prettyboy look yet I have insane beard genetics...
I think this is an extremely neglected part of looksmaxing. Any kind of facial hair kills all prettyboy appeal and youthfullness, which is suifuel for people like us

I am aware that IPL might or might not work and it isn’t necessarily permanent. As a plan B, if IPL doesn’t work for me, I’ll do electrolysis facial hair removal. That shit is expensive and slow (0.12€ / hair follicle where I live - they have to be removed one by one), but it’s guaranteed to work
 
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I think this is an extremely neglected part of looksmaxing. Any kind of facial hair kills all prettyboy appeal and youthfullness, which is suifuel for people like us

I am aware that IPL might or might not work and it isn’t necessarily permanent. As a plan B, if IPL doesn’t work for me, I’ll do electrolysis facial hair removal. That shit is expensive and slow (0.12€ / hair follicle where I live - they have to be removed one by one), but it’s guaranteed to work
thanks for the heads up!
the reason i'm going for a more prettyboy look is because many middle-class uni/uni grad women seem to prefer this look - also i think it ties in with my features more. luckily my gf is a maths grad
it's just that i have insane beard growing genetics that ruins everything lul
 
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It doesn’t matches my personality nor my future work environment

Plus I’m on the opinion that it’s roastie magnet which I would like to a avoid if possible
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ew u picked the worst looking guy with it
 
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It doesn’t matches my personality nor my future work environment

Plus I’m on the opinion that it’s roastie magnet which I would like to a avoid if possible
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what about when ur older and want a mature look
 
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thanks for the heads up!
the reason i'm going for a more prettyboy look is because many middle-class uni/uni grad women seem to prefer this look - also i think it ties in with my features more. luckily my gf is a maths grad
it's just that i have insane beard growing genetics that ruins everything lul
ive noticed this as well.

a lot of the gl girls at my college are going for prettyboys, many of who barely have any body hair at all. thinking of getting rid of it all especially as I am pretty hairy
 
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First I will undergo a trial done on a 3x3 cm area of skin to determine the effectiveness of the laser.

I'm optimistic, since IPL supposedly works best for people with light skin and dark hair follicles (as it works by the hair's melanin absorbing the laser's light and heating up) and I happen to be naturally pale with dark brown facial hair.:
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Results vary from people to people, but generally speaking aroung 6-8 treatments is enough to make the hair gone or reduce it by a great margin. I'll be doing both my cheeks, jaw and the front of my neck:
NHD71FUmq3XohXmxjm3ocAe2VH0QdP5n7DlDHXHn.png
HAVYnPP7nAz0Fphfs82rwUl1HGBsgjOHivAHyv72.png


Will see how it goes. I'm looking forward to ditch shaving and the skin irritation coming from it. This will be part of my eternal early 20s looksmaxing plan, in which I'll attempt to keep my current look with angular clean shaven jawline for as long as possible in the years to come.

Is this irreversible? I don't know, I think you might regret it.

At a certain point a light stubble is going to be a bonus. And if the problem is the shaving and the irritation, look into ways to solve that. Like there are routines for the skin, there are routines for beard care.
 
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I think this is an extremely neglected part of looksmaxing. Any kind of facial hair kills all prettyboy appeal and youthfullness, which is suifuel for people like us

I am aware that IPL might or might not work and it isn’t necessarily permanent. As a plan B, if IPL doesn’t work for me, I’ll do electrolysis facial hair removal. That shit is expensive and slow (0.12€ / hair follicle where I live - they have to be removed one by one), but it’s guaranteed to work
did it work?

how much u paid in total?

facial hair falos me hard as well i look like a subhuman and i dont want to shave daily it's expensive since i buy a new razor blade every time and it's like $100 a month
 
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@Prettyboy thoughts on doing something like this , but for the entire body? Body hair looks disgusting and hides your muscle definition
 
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I don’t really understand. You’re already very committed to looksmaxxing with your diet, supplements, etc. Why couldn’t shaving be another thing you do in your routine. I’d much rather shave everyday and have the option to grow a beard at any point than to never have the opportunity to grow one.
 
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Please update! I'm also legit thinking of doing this since I prefer a prettyboy look yet I have insane beard genetics...
Is this irreversible? I don't know, I think you might regret it.
Answer I wrote in another thread:
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Depends on the person. For young men it’s a possibility that the hair will regrow years later. Really no answer that fits all regarding this one

did it work?

how much u paid in total?

facial hair falos me hard as well i look like a subhuman and i dont want to shave daily it's expensive since i buy a new razor blade every time and it's like $100 a month
@Prettyboy thoughts on doing something like this , but for the entire body? Body hair looks disgusting and hides your muscle definition
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So the update

I done the first session after posting this thread and got work done on my whole lower third + the front of my neck:
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My expectations were correct, it did work, since I have light skin (low melanin) contrasted by dark brown terminal hair (high melanin). Some hair follicles started to fall out in the following fortnight, which I further helped by exfoliating like a rabid dog. A single session cost me 50$ and a rational estimate is 8 session to completely remove or weaken hair so doing face would cost me around 400$ in Central Europe

But I didnt go forward with IPL on my face, instead drew up a new plan:

1) get bodyhair removed by a professional using IPL on bodyparts which I cannot manually access: glutes, hamstrings, ass cheeks, back of neck, top of back

2) buy an IPL device (400-600$) and remove all other bodyhair on parts which I can do manually myself, like legs, calves, abs, arms, chest. The device would save me a ton of money on the long run since getting all bodyparts done by a professional would be thousands of dollars

3) I stopped IPLing my face for now, instead I bought an epilator and I keep baby smooth skin with that instead
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The epilator significantly weaken facial hair but this way I preserve my facial hair follicles for an unlikely, although possible stubble in my 30-40s or for future hair transplant if needed
 
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Answer I wrote in another thread:
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Depends on the person. For young men it’s a possibility that the hair will regrow years later. Really no answer that fits all regarding this one




So the update

I done the first session after posting this thread and got work done on my whole lower third + the front of my neck:
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My expectations were correct, it did work, since I have light skin (low melanin) contrasted by dark brown terminal hair (high melanin). Some hair follicles started to fall out in the following fortnight, which I further helped by exfoliating like a rabid dog. A single session cost me 50$ and a rational estimate is 8 session to completely remove or weaken hair so doing face would cost me around 400$ in Central Europe

But I didnt go forward with IPL on my face, instead drew up a new plan:

1) get bodyhair removed by a professional using IPL on bodyparts which I cannot manually access: glutes, hamstrings, ass cheeks, back of neck, top of back

2) buy an IPL device (400-600$) and remove all other bodyhair on parts which I can do manually myself, like legs, calves, abs, arms, chest. The device would save me a ton of money on the long run since getting all bodyparts done by a professional would be thousands of dollars

3) I stopped IPLing my face for now, instead I bought an epilator and I keep baby smooth skin with that instead
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The epilator significantly weaken facial hair but this way I preserve my facial hair follicles for an unlikely, although possible stubble in my 30-40s or for future hair transplant if needed
clean shaven in ur teens and 20s, stubble in ur 30/40's alternating with clean shaven if u have the youthful features to pull it off.

Never go more than that, you should have a proper jawline that should be showing for max appeal tbh
 
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3) I stopped IPLing my face for now, instead I bought an epilator and I keep baby smooth skin with that instead
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The epilator significantly weaken facial hair but this way I preserve my facial hair follicles for an unlikely, although possible stubble in my 30-40s or for future hair transplant if needed

What do you do to avoid ingrown hairs, small pimples and redness?
Specially on the neck, the skin usually is very sensitive there, even with a razor i get mild irritation in that area. I have tried epilator once in my arms, and my skin reacted very badly...

Any creams or topical? Any advice?
 
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What do you do to avoid ingrown hairs, small pimples and redness?
Specially on the neck, the skin usually is very sensitive there, even with a razor i get mild irritation in that area. I have tried epilator once in my arms, and my skin reacted very badly...

Any creams or topical? Any advice?
Well regarding the process of epilating itself, I try to prevent those by:
  • Epilating the hairs when they are 2-3mm long
  • Exfoliating beforehand
  • Making sure the epilator is perfectly perpendicular to my skin at all times
  • Wet epilating; I do it in the shower by pouring shampoo onto the device as added lotion
  • I use a powerful epilator. Ingrown hairs are often cause by improper cutting, which is the trait of weaker epilators
Other than that I follow a skincare routine in general:
https://looksmax.org/threads/guide-on-achieving-model-tier-skin.430153/
 
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good luck with it man and keep us updated! i'm starting this shit next month (full beard removal)
 
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Update: IPL journey going well, currently removing hair from my butt and hamstrings. Already had 3 sessions in 2022, few more to go. After that is done, I won'T have bodyparts left that are hard to do myself.
 
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Update: IPL journey going well, currently removing hair from my butt and hamstrings. Already had 3 sessions in 2022, few more to go. After that is done, I won'T have bodyparts left that are hard to do myself.
yo bro mirin ur dedication and high iq

Did you go thru with facial hair removal?

I plan on doing electrosis soon since when I can only pull when I’m clean shaven

Me and @Xangsane are cursed with superior arab beard genetics :feelsrope::feelsrope::feelsrope:

It’s such a fucking curse
 
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yo bro mirin ur dedication and high iq

Did you go thru with facial hair removal?

I plan on doing electrosis soon since when I can only pull when I’m clean shaven

Me and @Xangsane are cursed with superior arab beard genetics :feelsrope::feelsrope::feelsrope:

It’s such a fucking curse
Yeah. I'm definitely thinking of laser treatment.
I have to shave twice a day and it HURTS LIKE HELL.
 
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Yeah. I'm definitely thinking of laser treatment.
I have to shave twice a day and it HURTS LIKE HELL.
I legit have a grey 5 o clock shadow at 18 :feelsrope:

Is there any way to eliminate this?

I need prettyboy skin
 
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yo bro mirin ur dedication and high iq

Did you go thru with facial hair removal?

I plan on doing electrosis soon since when I can only pull when I’m clean shaven

Me and @Xangsane are cursed with superior arab beard genetics :feelsrope::feelsrope::feelsrope:

It’s such a fucking curse
I put facial on hold for now, instead have been epilating my face since november

I'm currently focusing IPL on bodyhair , then will see with some time if the epilating can purge facial hair (for now it certainly weakens it)
I have to shave twice a day
:dafuckfeels:
Its over
 
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I put facial on hold for now, instead have been epilating my face since november

I'm currently focusing IPL on bodyhair , then will see with some time if the epilating can purge facial hair (for now it certainly weakens it)

Wtf:dafuckfeels:
Its over
Yeah. I keep getting 5 o clock shadows.
 
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Crazy man.

i've been considering a facial hair transplant to GIVE me facial hair lol

(ps - early days, but my hair transplant 5 months back looks to possibly be a big success! I got it done super cheap too so very happy and lucky there! I was expecting the worst)

But yeah, i'm oldcel now and have like zero facial hair. It's nuts. Assumed it must mean non existant T levels, but had them checked and they're OK
 
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why haven’t I thought of electroysis?
Apparently it eliminates facial hair forever
 
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I legit have a grey 5 o clock shadow at 18 :feelsrope:

Is there any way to eliminate this?

I need prettyboy skin
I'm gonna grow out my beard and ask for laser treatment in the meantime
 
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Crazy man.

i've been considering a facial hair transplant to GIVE me facial hair lol

(ps - early days, but my hair transplant 5 months back looks to possibly be a big success! I got it done super cheap too so very happy and luck there!)

But yeah, i'm oldcel now and have like zero facial hair. It's nuts. Assumed it must mean non existant T levels, but had them checked and they're OK
lucky fuck

How can I cope :feelswah:
 
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why haven’t I thought of electroysis?
Apparently it eliminates facial hair forever
It does, permanently

But it's done one by one, one hair follicle after another one. So in turn it's not only expensive but very time consuming too
 
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I have a question, since you go the prettyboy route, do you also eliminate body hair? if so, would this procedure work for other parts of the body? recently I have been growing A LOT of body hair and shaving is becoming a hassle
 
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I have a question, since you go the prettyboy route, do you also eliminate body hair? if so, would this procedure work for other parts of the body? recently I have been growing A LOT of body hair and shaving is becoming a hassle
Yes, I get rid of every hair below my eyelashes. Started with shaving, recently changed to epilating + I get waxed the bodyparts I cannot do it myself (like butts). Currently IPLing to put an end to this
 
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Yes, I get rid of every hair below my eyelashes. Started with shaving, recently changed to epilating + I get waxed the bodyparts I cannot do it myself (like butts). Currently IPLing to put an end to this
So is ipl legit for bodyhair?

What’s the difference to laser?
 
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Sorry bro, but you will regret this when you are older... 😢
 
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Sorry bro, but you will regret this when you are older... 😢
Doubt I would. I have the bones and forward growth to fall back on as I age. Likewise I intend to keep working out until my death, hopping on T when my natural levels will inevitably drop later. Combined with skincare and future hairloss protocol, I am ready to preserve my early 20s current looks for as long as possible.

Ask @Amnesia , he is on his way to mid 30s but i doubt he likes having facial or body hair on himself
 
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Doubt I would. I have the bones and forward growth to fall back on as I age. Likewise I intend to keep working out until my death, hopping on T when my natural levels will inevitably drop later. Combined with skincare and future hairloss protocol, I am ready to preserve my early 20s current looks for as long as possible.

Ask @Amnesia , he is on his way to mid 30s but i doubt he likes having facial or body hair on himself
Body hair i remove myself... but facial hair is very different...

Also, NO ONE is going to rely on their forward whatever forever. At some point you WILL age, your skin will sag, and it will be even before 40 if you are unlucky. Then, what you could hide with a beard, you will have to remove with severe plastic surgery... :unsure:
 
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First I will undergo a trial done on a 3x3 cm area of skin to determine the effectiveness of the laser.

I'm optimistic, since IPL supposedly works best for people with light skin and dark hair follicles (as it works by the hair's melanin absorbing the laser's light and heating up) and I happen to be naturally pale with dark brown facial hair.:
1.jpg
3-768x440.jpg


Results vary from people to people, but generally speaking aroung 6-8 treatments is enough to make the hair gone or reduce it by a great margin. I'll be doing both my cheeks, jaw and the front of my neck:
NHD71FUmq3XohXmxjm3ocAe2VH0QdP5n7DlDHXHn.png
HAVYnPP7nAz0Fphfs82rwUl1HGBsgjOHivAHyv72.png


Will see how it goes. I'm looking forward to ditch shaving and the skin irritation coming from it. This will be part of my eternal early 20s looksmaxing plan, in which I'll attempt to keep my current look with angular clean shaven jawline for as long as possible in the years to come.
Why are you getting rid of your facial hair…..
 
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You will regret this in the future.
Just stick with shaving your face.
Ipl doesnt work.
 
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Are you trying to transition or smth?
 

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